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Borrego Canyon to Vista Look Out Trail [CLOSED]

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Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park

Borrego Canyon to Vista Look Out Trail [CLOSED] is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Foothill Ranch, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 4.6 mi Elevation gain 764 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Closed

No dogs

Description
Waypoints (0)

Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park will remain closed until further notice due to mountain lion activity. During the winter this park may close due to rain events.

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Reviews (332)
Photos (652)
Recordings (331)
Completed (711)
Jared Fawcett
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Hiking

Nice trail, lots of shade at the start. No shade and some small inclines going towards view point

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Tana Forsythe
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Hiking

The trail starts off as easy then you go through Mustard trail which is difficult before you get to the moderate trail to Lookout

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Yoonhee Hwang
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Hiking

Great hiking trails

Eva Zheng
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Hiking

Great day!!

Jakob Schemnitzer
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Hiking

They need more parking spots!

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hector ruiz
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Hiking

Moderate hike up the hill. There were 4 O.C Parks people weed-whacking the tall yellow weeds. The trail is now clear. Great view of Red Rock Canyon from above.

Pedram Mizani
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Hiking

Extremely overgrown vegetation’s, some taller than my eye sight. Feels quite uncomfortable walking it due to wild life. Definitely will not go back till fall till I can see more than 2 feet in front of me!

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Daniel Adelseck
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Hiking

Great view of canyon and red rocks.

Taylor Schulkey
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Hiking

a little muddy

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Michelle Gardner
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Hiking

Easy section along the Borrego Trail. Very steep up the Mustard Trail to the overlook (and very windy at the top!). Worth it though for the views. Nice to see a different perspective of the city we live in below. Took us about 2 hours start to finish, with quite a few stops to catch our breath on the Mustard Trail.

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Eric Hauke
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Hiking

Leasurely walk in with some muddy stream crossing. Hook a left when you come up to the trail intersection with the map board, it's a bit steep up and then a windy section before taking a right fork and another steep section up to the lookout. Can be done in two hours if you are in shape and don't spend too long at the top. Nice lookout of some snow covered mountains in the distance. Bring a sandwich and enjoy the view!

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Drew Padilla
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Andrea Jovanovic
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Hiking

I took the trail up to the vista lookout and it’s definitely worth it. I saw some deer in the valley there and the view is beautiful. The red rocks are especially red around sunset. It’s very beautiful.

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Mia Panzarella
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Hiking

Great trail! Very simple and easy if you just stick to the main trail over to Red Rock Canyon. We decided to do some of Mustard Trail as well. It was a moderate hike with a lot of up hill. Beautiful views and the red rocks were a nice sight to see in Orange County.

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bonnie murray
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Awesome hike, started off easy, became moderate and difficult! Loved the view, and small challenge. Saw a racer snake, did not ruin our day! Loved the hike and view

Bri Medina
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Hiking

Beautiful trail! Made it all the way to the top of red rock canyon♥️

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Nichole Wilson
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Great little hike! Really easy for the first 1.75 miles or so until you split to the left. At that point, it is no shade and almost straight up. That is really the only difficult part, but the views were gorgeous! There is shade at the top too!

Reuben Mercado
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Bobbe Seitz
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Hiking

Definitely snake season! We began our hike before 9 AM, and saw five snakes on our hike – three king snakes, two rattlesnakes. Lots of overgrowth on the trail, so keep your eyes open!

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Christopher Dalton
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Beautiful trail with amazing scenery and a steep hike up but we worth it for hikers who like a challenge!

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Reuben Mercado
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Ray Dougherty
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Hiking

4/6/2019 Paid $3 parking lot was full, parked across the street by Outback. Beautiful trail, part of the way with a nice canopy of trees. Flowers of every color were abundant. Two spots of the trail were extremely muddy with no easy way around. Only bad part is the last mile or so is in the sidewalk along Portola Pkwy.

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Taryn pumphrey
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Nice hike! Completed in about 2.5 hours. There are some serious inclines but all hikers for sure should go! Very pretty

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